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The Ministry of defence recommends that military personnel not to use social networks

The Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation has distributed guidelines for the conduct of Agency officers and soldiers on the Internet. According to the newspaper «Izvestia», the soldiers and officers suggest to abandon the use of social networks «Classmates», «Vkontakte», Facebook and other similar resources.

The Russian military is recommended not to publish information about their service and parts as well as disable geolocation in mobile phones.

While these rules are Advisory in nature, but the defense Ministry is preparing amendments to laws that make them mandatory, according to the article.

The U.S. defense Department in 2011 issued the rules of conduct of military personnel in social networks in which they noted the importance of keeping confidential information when communicating and the correct positioning of the army in the virtual world.

The Israeli army’s use of social media for the military is still not finally approved, although the discussions have been going on for many years. In January 2018, the newspaper «Israel a-Yom» wrote that preparing for the adoption of new rules, according to which servicemen will not be eligible for a Declaration of its political preferences in social networks, they are forbidden to exchange secret information via social media and public messaging (in fact, this ban is in effect for a long time). May be in the form of an order and imposed other restrictions.

The Ministry of defence recommends that military personnel not to use social networks 13.02.2018

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